[rescue] Pinball machine available
Tom "spot" Callaway
tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Feb 12 12:02:10 CST 2008
On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 14:56 -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> Okay, it's not quite typical fodder for here, but it seems to me to be
> close enough to count as on-topic.
> Two friends of mine (okay, a friend and an acquaintance) have a pinball
> machine. But it's sitting in a barn and they'd like to get it in the
> hands of someone who'll use/appreciate it before winter hits (it's been
> there for a few months, but this would be its first winter).
> I've never seen it myself. Here's what I've been told:
> It's a "Data East Robocop" machine.
Built in 1990, not a bad machine.
> So, my questions: (1) is it worth anything in its current shape, or
> does the damage (and/or maltreatment) cut its value to the point where
> it's comparable to the cost of hauling it away?
Without pictures, hard to say, but more likely than not, yes, it does
have value, especially to a collector as a "fixer-upper". I wouldn't
toss it out.
This is a reasonably good source for buyers:
Anyone reasonably local on that list would probably also be willing to
look at it and give an estimate of worth.
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